caching mirrored files more efficiently

From: Laszlo Vecsey <>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 18:51:41 -0400 (EDT)

I dont know if squid already does this, if it does thats great. But a lot
of sites have large downloads that are mirrored to multiple sites (tucows,
pointcast, netscape are a few big ones to name a few), and if the users
dont click on the same mirror site an unnecessary download will take
place. So it would be nice if squid could notice that 1) the file name and
file size are identical, and 2) maybe gain a little more certainty by
checking some of the paths, to see if they look similar. This would rule
out most of the cases where a file might be the same size name etc but
have different binary contents. Perhaps the timestamp would make this
possiblity even more remote.

- lv
Received on Tue Apr 14 1998 - 15:56:39 MDT

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